20th Century Fox attached Ryan Reynolds to star and Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) to direct "Deadpool," a spin-off of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." But the two men have been so busy, that the studio has been considering replacing Reynolds.
LA Times is now reporting that Reynolds is staying and Rodriguez is getting replaced with little-known Swedish commercial director Adam Berg, who has never helmed a feature film before but gained plenty of acclaim for his "Carousel" short (watch it below).
"Deadpool" script is being penned by "Zombieland" writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick with the help of Reynolds. At this point, the movie is being targetted for 2012.
"Deadpool" Drops Robert Rodriguez for an Unknown Director ... due to Delays (almost forgot that).
Isn't it Twentieth Century COX drops Robert Rodriguez, or am I being too f*cking critical of the f*cking editors of this f*cking site, for f*ck's sake ?
It it was Deadpool dropping Robert, it would be from a 50-story window to the busy downtown street below.
*** Wonder if the new director will keep the fourth wall concept ?
Ari Goldwrites: on October 27th, 2010 at 7:52:16 AM
That's the one man!
The fourth wall is broken a couple of times in the script, I'm sure they'd keep it in there.
Big_Daddywrites: on October 27th, 2010 at 9:39:07 AM
This project looks to be getting better. Hopefully they will get a budget around 15 mil so they can do a gritty ass kicking movie not dependent on cgi and sh*t....the way its suppose to be done and they better get right to the dead pool killing machine part of the story. I don't want a repeat of Wolvie and how the killer came to be sh*t
CCBlevwrites: on October 27th, 2010 at 10:08:52 AM
I can only think of this as a good thing. Rodriguez isn't known for making films with a coherent story. And the humor/dialogue in a Deadpool movie would seem completely alien to his work.
Chewbaccawrites: on October 27th, 2010 at 1:03:54 PM
Best news of the day. Now Rodriguez can actually get started with Sin City 2 in the near future. And the short was pretty cool so hopefully this Adam Berg character can handle this project with some care.
@ El ray, yeah maybe your right, Bet things have got quiet since I left.
JohnZeewrites: on October 27th, 2010 at 11:18:53 PM
Sorry people, very little in that short that implies that this director is good at anything besides having a semi competent production crew available to work for him.
Don't kid yourself, the primary thing that got him hired wasn't his directing skill, it was his willingness to snatch up any bone that was thrown at him.
Even the dirt cheap bones.
But then again what do you expect from a C or D list Marvel hero?
Deadpool fans should just count their blessings that the studio didn't hire some dude who makes movies in his basement with sock puppets.
Rodriguez is gone, and if something happens and Ryan Reynolds can't fully commit, this little project is about as dead in the water as month old corpse.
And I give it three months maximum before there's an announcement that Ryan Reynolds has had to pull out of this Deadpool project...
...But hey at least all of you Deadpool fans got a decent script out of it.
And btw, wasn't there a report that some idiot on a website leaked parts of that script on their website, and may have cause serious unintentional difficulties for the production of a movie that they were so fanatically hyped up for?